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Community-based programming that fosters exploration, learning, creation and success

MAKE it clubs

 Community House MAKE iT Clubs are community-based after school and summer programs for children and youth living in community housing to explore, learn and create in the areas of  Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.    

MISSION

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Provide enriched opportunities for children living in community housing to explore, learn, create and succeed in the areas of STEAM through a hands-on, project based curriculum in after school and summer programming. 

VISION

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Children and youth living in community housing entering STEAM-related careers. 

OBJECTIVES

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Increase interest in STEAM
Increase academic achievement
Increase number of youth entering STEAM related post-secondary
Increase number of youth gaining employment in STEAM related jobs 

About Us

MAKE iT Clubs

PHASE 1

MAKE iT Clubs are enhancing Community House after school and summer camp programs for children 6-12 years of age with a fun and educational STEAM curriculum.

MAKE iT Club activities include coding, robotics, animation, science experiments and digital literacy.


MAKE iT Training

PHASE 2

Youth are offered training and mentoring in the areas of website and app development and trouble shooting issues with hardware. 

MAKE iT Work

PHASE 3

Youth receive work experience utilizing the skills they have learned.  This includes website and app creation and monitoring, facilitating MAKE iT Clubs and IT support services.

Meet the Team

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Alyssa

Alyssa has been working in education since 2012. She taught abroad in South Korea, France and Laos. In 2016 Alyssa returned to Canada to complete her Masters in Education at the University of Ottawa where she focused her research on culture and languages. Alyssa has always tried to incorporate technology in her lessons. This has reinforced for her the importance of introducing STEM activities to children at a young age. 

In her spare time Alyssa enjoys walking her dog and practicing yoga. She has recently completed her Hatha Yoga teacher training. Alyssa believes that the focus, mindfulness and awareness taught in yoga are essential to learning. It is her long term goal to create a program for youth combining mindfulness and coding.

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Heri

Heri is a proud father of three wonderful children. He grew up in a family of 9 siblings and had the opportunity to have lived in the United States and Europe before moving to Canada. Having studied science at Carleton University and Computer Science at Algonquin College, he spent 10 years working in Ottawa’s tech field of medical diagnostic software for Covidien Canada ULC.  He transitioned to working at Mojatatu Networks in the client-side, custom software defined networks.

His passion at this stage of his life is doing community work as a youth educator specializing in Science, Math, Engineering (ie. STEM + Arts) related activities.

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Terry

Terry began his career in the animation industry working on television shows, advertising commercials and feature films. With the increased demand for multi-media products, Terry became proficient in digital media tools such as 3D animation and modeling and began working on computer console games in the U.S. In 2004 Terry began teaching art and animation at the post-secondary level. As a freelance artist, he has also created several ‘serious’ games and e-learning projects. Terry has been teaching drawing and painting to children of all ages for seven years and hopes to inspire and motivate his students to pursue careers in art and celebrate their individuality and creativity.

Get Involved

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. 


We are always looking for volunteers with a passion for sharing STEAM with children and youth!


If you are interested in making a donation, please contact us.

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Contact Us

MAKE iT Clubs

9-115 Ritchie Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2B 6E8, Canada

makeitclubs@gmail.com

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